HSRC and AISA: Data Collection Fieldwork Assistants & Group Discussion Leaders (Gauteng)

Data Collection Fieldwork Assistants & Fieldwork Group Discussion Leaders

Company HSRC

Reference # Ref No: AISA: JHB Ref No: AISA: TSH Ref No: AISA: EKU Ref No: AISA: DC42

Published 24/02/2021

Contract Type Contract 2 Months

Salary Market Related

Location Gauteng Area, Gauteng, South Africa


In delivering ‘social science that makes a difference’, the Research Programmes of the Human Sciences Research Council initiate and undertake policy-oriented research projects and programmes from its offices in Cape Town, Durban, Pietermaritzburg and Pretoria. Its public- purpose mandate is set out in the Human Sciences Research Council

Act of 2008.

The Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) within the Human Sciences Research Council is seeking to appoint field work data collectors / interviewers for its project, ”Food Security and Nutrition Survey in South Africa”. AISA seeks to appoint 50 (Fifty) fieldworker data collectors / interviewers who will collect data for a period of 4-12 weeks in selected districts within the Gauteng Province. Unemployed university and TVET college graduates any of the districts of the Gauteng Province are encouraged to apply. Remuneration for fieldworkers is offered in line with the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for each ordinary hour worked.

Job Functions Data Analysis

Industries Research


•Participate in training and briefing session in preparation for the fieldwork;

•To administer approximately 170 questionnaires;

•Screen potential participants with respect to eligibility;

•Obtain informed consent from the study participants;

•Ensure the accuracy and completeness of questionnaires on a daily.

•Ensure the accurate digital recording of interviews;

•Ensure the timeous submission of completed questionnaires and digital records of all data collected;

•Submit daily register of work done; and

•Keep records of important observations and submit these in a word document to team leaders every Friday of a working week.


•A minimum completed NQF lvel 6 qualification from a recognized South African university or TVET College;

•Experience in qualitative and quantitative fieldwork .ie. undertakings surveys, focus group discussions and key informant interviews;

•Experience with digital data collection methods & equipment (tablets);

•Fluency in local languages for the identified districts is a key requirement;

•Flexibility and willingness to take on additional tasks as per requirements;

•Must be resident in any Districts in the province as indicated above and must be able to travel to the research areas or central point of collection;

•High personal motivation and self-management;

•Articulate and tactful communication skills;

•Accuracy and attention to detail;

•Prior fieldwork experience with HSRC will be an added advantage;

•Good interpersonal, facilitation, and problem-solving skills;